Galaxy Note 7 Vs iPhone 6s Plus

The 7 best features on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (none of which are on the iPhone)

The 7 best features on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (none of which are on the iPhone)

By on August 17, 2016 at 1:20 PM.

We’re just two short days away from Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 7 release, and the reviews are in. We covered the hot new phablet in our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review and here’s the TL;DR version: It will be the best phablet on the planet when it launches this Friday, and it’ll almost certainly still be the best phablet on the planet next month, even after Apple releases its next-generation iPhone 7 Plus.

We obviously recommend reading our full Galaxy Note 7 review before you reach any conclusions. But for those looking for a quick overview of the best new functionality Samsung’s latest phablet has to offer, we’ve compiled the phone’s seven hottest features in this post. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Intel USB-C

Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice

By on August 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM.

Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice

At least two Android smartphones already ship without a 3.5mm headphone port, but the only company that’s getting any heat for killing the standard audio jack is Apple. For a product it hasn’t even released yet, mind you. Even Samsung made fun of the iPhone 7’s rumored lack of a regular headphone jack during its Galaxy Note 7 unveiling event. At the time I wrote that Samsung would likely copy the iPhone in this regard, and Samsung may eat those words even sooner than expected. Intel just told everyone that Apple, Motorola and other companies planning to kill the headphone jack are right to do so. More →

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iPhone 7 256GB Memory

Another new report says the 256GB iPhone 7 of your dreams is on the way

By on August 17, 2016 at 10:55 AM.

Another new report says the 256GB iPhone 7 of your dreams is on the way

One of the things Apple’s new iPhone 7 is supposed to fix is storage. Apple is rumored to ditch the 16GB storage tier and replace it with 32GB, and some reports even claim that Apple will have 256GB iPhone 7 versions in stores, which should address all your storage needs. A new report indicates that will indeed be the case, suggesting that Apple is putting increased pressure on the NAND memory market, with suppliers raising prices as supply fails to meet demand. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors 2016

iPhone 7: Our biggest question was just answered

iPhone 7: Our biggest question was just answered

By on August 17, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the most talked about smartphones of 2016… and they don’t even exist yet. We’re less than one month away from seeing Apple unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup and if an earlier report from a reliable source ends up panning out, we’re almost exactly one month away from seeing the new iPhone models hit store shelves. Of note, a more recent report suggests that the iPhone 7 might be released a bit later than expected, but we’re not very confident that rumor is accurate.

Leaks and rumors from reliable sources have painted a near-complete picture of Apple’s upcoming new iPhones, but there are still a few questions that remain. Now, however, one of the biggest ones may have been answered. More →

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2017 iPhone Rumors Specs

Next year’s new iPhone will be even more exciting than this year’s new iPhone

By on August 17, 2016 at 8:10 AM.

Next year’s new iPhone will be even more exciting than this year’s new iPhone

The iPhone 7 will be a very interesting device, no matter what you hear about it being boring. But if you want a completely redesigned iPhone, you’ll have to keep waiting until 2017, when Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone design, the first radical change since 2014. The handset will feature exciting new technology, previous reports said, and a new leak from Asia mentions the kind of new chips and screens that are in the making for the 2017 iPhone.

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Google Nexus 2016: Marlin vs. Galaxy Note 7

Brand new leak says Google phone will be as powerful as top Android flagships

By on August 17, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Brand new leak says Google phone will be as powerful as top Android flagships

Google is expected to release two new Android phones in the coming weeks. Most reports refer to them as 2016 Nexus devices, while a fresh rumor claims Google will go for Google branding instead. The company is supposedly looking to better position its devices to fight against the iPhone, and the rumored device will have high-end specs and high-quality design. A brand new leak indicates that the phones will indeed have top hardware, matching the specs of some of the hottest smartphones out there, including the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 series.
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Huawei Honor 8

Huawei is selling a phone with the Galaxy S7’s specs for $400

By on August 16, 2016 at 11:52 PM.

Huawei is selling a phone with the Galaxy S7’s specs for $400

Huawei is a Chinese phone manufacturer notorious for selling off-contract Android phones for dirt cheap. With the latest addition to the family, the Honor 8, the tune is exactly the same — and that’s a seriously good thing.

The Honor 8 isn’t technically Huawei’s flagship phone, but you wouldn’t know it from a glance at the spec sheet. It’s a glass-backed phone that reminds me of the Nexus 4, with a 5.2-inch, full HD screen. Buried in the glass back is a dual-camera system, which yes, is the same thing rumored for the upcoming iPhone 7. Guess Huawei got there first.

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Galaxy Note 7 Tricks Features Videos

These are the best Galaxy Note 7 features you need to know about

By on August 16, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

These are the best Galaxy Note 7 features you need to know about

The hottest phablet in town is about to launch in several countries, and it really is Samsung’s best phone. The Galaxy Note 7 is better than its predecessor in every way – read our full review – and it’s one phone to consider this fall if you want a big display on your smartphone. Soon, Apple will unveil its own large new iPhone, the iPhone 7 Plus that’ll compete directly against the new Note.

Samsung is well aware of this, and the company has put its marketing campaign for the Galaxy Note 7 into high gear. Samsung released a few official hands-on videos of the Galaxy Note 7 that highlight the phone’s design, new features, as well as software tricks.
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Galaxy Note 7 Preorders

People who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are in for a nice surprise

By on August 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

People who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are in for a nice surprise

Samsung’s hot new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is the best phablet the world has even seen. Period. We published our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review on Tuesday morning and in it, we explained just how good Samsung’s new phablet really is. The design has been dramatically improved, making the phone incredibly comfortable to hold despite its massive 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The updated internal components provide more power than ever before. And the new software features make an already great stylus experience even better.

Android fans who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are already in for a treat when they receive the best new phablet in the world, but it looks like many people are about to enjoy an extra little surprise. More →

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus Camera Features

I can’t wait to see Apple’s silly explanation for the iPhone 7’s camera

By on August 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

I can’t wait to see Apple’s silly explanation for the iPhone 7’s camera

I am an iPhone user, and I think the iPhone 7 will be the best smartphone for iOS fans come this fall. Apple’s next-gen smartphones may have the same “old” design, but everything else is getting a lot better. However, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus won’t be identical, and I already wrote that Apple might make me buy an iPhone I don’t want this year, as the iPhone 7 Plus might be the worst thing about the iPhone 7.

With all that in mind, I can’t wait so see Apple’s silly explanation for the huge difference between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch new iPhones.
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Google Nexus vs. Google Phone: Release Date

Google will fight the iPhone 7 with phones of its own, but don’t call them Nexuses

By on August 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM.

Google will fight the iPhone 7 with phones of its own, but don’t call them Nexuses

The iPhone 7 isn’t the only hot new smartphone coming to town this year. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Google has two new HTC-made smartphones in the pipeline and they’re rumored to launch in early October. But a new report says that rather than including them in the Nexus family, Google will do something entirely different: It’ll launch its first ever Google-branded smartphones this year.

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

The iPhone 7 better ship with a headphone adapter because Bluetooth still isn’t a good option

The iPhone 7 better ship with a headphone adapter because Bluetooth still isn’t a good option

By on August 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM.

It’s getting down to crunch-time, folks. September is right around the corner and, in turn, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple taking the wraps off of the company’s next-gen iPhone. With a rumored special event set to take place on September 7, rumor has it that the iPhone 7 will be on store shelves in just about a month, on September 16 to be exact.

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, the iPhone 7 will likely do away with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, a controversial design decision to say the least. Consequently, there has been an avalanche of speculation regarding what Apple plans to implement instead. Sure, we know that Lightning-based headphones will be an option, but it remains to be seen how Apple plans to sell customers on the idea of abandoning a port technology that has been around for decades on end. What’s more, it remains to be seen if Apple will use the iPhone 7 release as a jumping off point to try and transition us to world where wireless headphones are the standard.

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